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  • To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harper Lee

    Random House 2014; US$ 10.38

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • A Recipe for Discourseby Eric Skipper

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on L more...

  • Ersatz Americaby Rebecca Mark

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America?s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America, Rebecca... more...

  • Prophetic Remembranceby Erica Still

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes... more...

  • Spiritual Democracyby Steven B. Herrmann; John Beebe

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 21.95

    Exploring what the author calls the "shaman-poets"?Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson?this book demonstrates how far ahead of their times these writers were in forecasting developments of our current time. It was Whitman who first wrote of "Spiritual Democracy" as a vision of transformation and global equality. Steven Herrmann delves... more...

  • James Baldwin: The Last Interviewby James Baldwin; Quincy Troupe

    Melville House 2014; US$ 15.95

    Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin ?I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.? When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin?s brother David told him to... more...

  • A Republic of Riversby John A. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    "The spell of Alaska," Ella Higginson wrote in 1908, "falls upon every lover of beauty who has voyaged along those far northern snow-pearled shores...or who has drifted down the mighty rivers of the interior which flow, bell-toned and lonely, to the sea....No writer has ever described Alaska; no one writer ever will; but each must do his share, according... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...